Stenotype and official proceedings of the Eleventh National Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations of the United States of America. The detailed proceedings follow the convention from opening remarks through final adjournment. Addresses, discussion, and actions focus on the themes of the changing religious, social, and economic conditions in the United States and how the work of the associations is effected. Work with immigrants in the United States as well as YWCA work in other countries is addressed throughout the convention. Reports on work in other countries are given by visiting delegates or by secretaries that have visited those countries. Other topics include financing and budgeting of the National Board and local associations, work in the labor movement, developing leadership among members, employed women and household employees, student movements, changes in industry, motion pictures and the role of religion in association work. Published proceedings include sections from the YWCA of the U.S.A. constitution and a section describing the actions voted on at the convention.
Women in the labor movement
Labor laws and legislation
Leadership in women
Congresses and conventions
Women and religion
1 partial reel
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Conventions, eleventh, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 1: Series 1; Series 2, Reel 30